Maxim Integrated Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Old school analog company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good quality analog products, known in the industry (good and bad). Constant bonus payout. New campus is something to be proud of

    Cons

    Outside of the analog product line (i.e. Optical Sensors) they are destined to fail. You can not run a new business like older product lines. Process and designs are different. Company promises job security and stability only to do layoffs over and over and over again. Interesting how one quarter it's gung ho hiring and building then next quarter is freeze and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    You can not compete with the likes of Google, Apple, Qualcomm with old analog style management and compensation.


  2. A different Maxim

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    exciting technological challenges. good benefits and overall compensation

    Cons

    No longer sees the value of the #1 asset, their engineering staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop using comparisons to other semi-conductor companies to justify your compensation changes.


  3. Stable Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    It's a growing company with lot of great products in semiconductor indistry

    Cons

    The salary is slightly lower than market


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  5. Helpful (2)

    HR needs to step up. NO CONCRETE EFFORT on Learning. NO Development Initiatives.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    laid back culture work life balance

    Cons

    lacks energy and drive no personal development

    Advice to Management

    centralized effort to improve efforts on learning needs to improve big-time they need to assign someone this role rather than loosely handling it under HR PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT SOME ACTION (IF SOMEONE IS HEARING ME!)


  6. Current employee equipment maintenance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are very good. Company has good portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for learning or advancement. Management and engineering groups poorly communicate information. Poor professional development of supervisory staff.


  7. Once was a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AMTS
    Current Employee - AMTS

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright and friendly employees. Adequate resources and equipment. Projects can be challenging and fun. Plenty of vacation time and good benefits.

    Cons

    Redundant, poor middle management difficult to locate when issues arise. Senior management seems clueless on market trends and revenue generators, especially in the Consumer business. Little investment in successful business units. Revenue drops due to Samsung sales decline has led to many layoffs and attrition. Employee morale across domestic sites at all time low. "Overworked and underpaid" has been company motto for years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and leave your overinflated ego's at home. Find ways to retain talent and top contributors in the company. Invest in top performing business units.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not worth the time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some good people that care about each other and work well together. Money was good, not sure if it will last the latest business downturn. Good vacation time Good benefits.

    Cons

    Present CEO and General Manager consider employees just numbers. They use basic business practices to determine head count and adjust every 6 months. This method doesn't include planning for the future. Too many decisions made with poor judgement, based more on personal choice than the correct way. Business practices are questionable, a bunch of engineers trying to be business managers.


  9. Cog in the machine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They take decent care of their people - good PTO and benefits. Talk a lot about work/life balance

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Zero HR function. Purely an engineering company run by a crew of engineers that have been at the company for 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some outsiders to help shake up the old guard. Such great potential is being hamstrung by nepotism and political protectionism.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Director of Business Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great working level people - Good at recognizing talent - Some of the employees really care about the company

    Cons

    - Has gotten way to political - Redundant middle management layers - Recently having issues maintaining good talent within the company - Company has a tendency to under invest in pretty much all their businesses

    Advice to Management

    The board really need to wake up and understand that Maxim is underperforming compared to its competitors. Action needs to be taken.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not the same

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is somewhat fair, depending on the group. The medical benefits are good. They are involved in the community.

    Cons

    This company used to be like a family. Layoffs are constant, which leaves you feeling uneasy and uncertain about the future. More layoffs happened today. (12/4/2014)

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending US jobs over seas. It would be good business sense if the talent were 1-1 and not 4-1. Why would you hire more people for the same dollars? Shouldn't the quality of employee be such that one person could do the same work as one US citizen and cost 1/4 of the US citizen? Instead you're hiring four people to do the same work as one US employee. That's not good business sense.



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